Free, “At-Home” HIV Self Testing

  • FREE HIV self-test kit
  • Discreet packaging
  • Results in just 20 minutes
  • Private and highly accurate
  • Oral swab – 100% pain free

Why is HIV testing important?

Knowing your status is a critical step in caring for yourself, your partner(s), and community. The ease, privacy and immediate results available through the self-testing kit removes most barriers that prevent testing and allow greater control of your own health.

How does it work?

Request an HIV self-test, and we’ll send you an OraQuick Rapid HIV test to the address of your choice.

This saliva swab test takes just twenty minutes to complete. Using a self-guided, easy-to-follow instruction kit, you can receive your updated HIV status in your preferred environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have my kit. What do I do next?

Click here and follow the instructions on the page.

What guidance will I get with my HIV test results?

H.O.P.E. provides additional resources for those testing negative to ensure you maintain a negative status.

In the event of a positive result, H.O.P.E. will provide options for a confirmatory exam which includes a second test. Rapid tests are very accurate, but a second test is required to make sure the result is positive. If the second test is positive, H.O.P.E. staff will help you figure out next steps and assist in linking you to care.

Where can I find more info about the HIV self-test?

Please visit the OraQuick website for more info.

Where can I learn more about PrEP?

Please visit our PrEP page to learn more.

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